Restoration Ecology The New Frontier

ISBN-10: 1444336363

ISBN-13: 9781444336368

Edition: 2nd 2012

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Description: Since 2006, when the first edition of this book appeared, major advances have taken place in restoration science and in the practice of ecological restoration. Both are now accepted as key components of the increasingly urgent search for sustainability at global, national, and community levels – hence the phrase ‘New Frontier’ in the title.While the first edition focused on ecosystems and landscapes in Europe, this new edition covers biomes and contexts all over the world. Several new chapters deal with broad issues such as biological invasions, climate change, and agricultural land abandonment as they relate to restoration science and ecological restoration.This is an accessible textbook for senior undergraduate and graduate level students, and early career scientists. The book also provides a solid scientific background for managers, volunteers, and mid–career professionals involved in the practice of ecological restoration.

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Book details

Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 4/19/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.936
Language: English

Contributors
Foreword
Preface
Setting the Scene
Getting Started
Unifying Concepts
Environmental Management and Restoration in a Changing Climate
Planning and Implementing Successful Landscape-Scale Restoration
Ecological Foundations
Landscape Ecology
Ecology of Ecosystems and Biotic Communities
Populations: Ecology and Genetics
Reintroductions: Learning from Successes and Failures
Experiences and Lessons, Biome by Biome
Restoration of Tropical Forests
Restoration of Arid and Semi-Arid Lands
Restoration of Mediterranean-Type Woodlands and Shrublands
Restoration of Temperate Forests: An European Approach
Restoring Temperate Forests: A North American Perspective
Restoration of Dry Grasslands and Heathlands
Restoration of Arctic-Alpine Ecosystems
Restoration of Mires
Restoration of Rivers and Floodplains
Restoration of Freshwater Lakes
Restoration of Salt Marshes
Restoring to the Future
Biological Invasions, Resilience and Restoration
Shifting Baselines: Dynamics of Evolution and Community Change in a Changing World
Restoration Ecology and the Path to Sustainability
Glossary
References
Restoration Ecology Author Index
Restoration Ecology Subject Index
Colour plate pages fall between pp. 142 and 143.
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